Chris Evans as Captain America at the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron | Seoul, Korea. April 4, 2014
It has an Avengers logo on the shoulder
IT HAS AN AVENGERS LOGO ON THE SHOULDER THEY’RE A TEAM THEY’RE A REAL TEAM THEY HAVE UNIFORMS WITH LOGOS OH GOSH NO MY HEART
…Is he sitting on the hood of an audi going down the street?
The news: A new scientific study from Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science behind the recently popular argument that the United States isn’t a democracy any more. And they’ve found that in fact, America is basically an oligarchy.
An oligarchy is a system where power is effectively wielded by a small number of individuals defined by their status called oligarchs. Members of the oligarchy are the rich, the well connected and the politically powerful, as well as particularly well placed individuals in institutions like banking and finance or the military.
For their study, Gilens and Page compiled data from roughly 1,800 different policy initiatives in the years between 1981 and 2002. They then compared those policy changes with the expressed opinion of the United State public. Comparing the preferences of the average American at the 50th percentile of income to what those Americans at the 90th percentile preferred, as well as the opinions of major lobbying or business groups, the researchers found out that the government followed the directives set forth by the latter two much more often.
It’s beyond alarming. As Gilens and Page write, “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” In other words, their statistics say your opinion literally does not matter.
That might explain why mandatory background checks on gun sales supported by 83% to 91% of Americans aren’t in place, or why Congress has taken no action on greenhouse gas emissions even when such legislation is supported by the vast majority of citizens.
This problem has been steadily escalating for four decades. While there are some limitations to their data set, economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez constructed income statistics based on IRS data that go back to 1913. They found that the gap between the ultra-wealthy and the rest of us is much bigger than you would think…
These are all extremely fair pointsthe first one especially speaks to me on a spiritual level
the last one is the most true shit ever
boys get the good shit
girls get “sexy ___”
whats next “sexy object”
because that’s what people are seeing girls as
Windmill slam reblog
What I’m really terrified of is leading an average, ordinary life with a regular job and an invariable routine, planned holidays, an average household, fixed responsibilities and not doing anything different to be remembered by.
It’s sad that “growing up” has become synonymous with conforming to the status quo, acceptance of garbage as a lifestyle, and abandoning all hope of doing anything other than quietly melting into the framework of society.
Were we thrown into this life against our will to be saddled with debt from the moment we emerge from the womb and living a life that’s little more than passing time until death?
If that’s growing up, why bother? With any of this?
It’s these “grow up” responses that make me rage. These soul-crushing imbeciles that believe that it’s wrong to want to be more than you see others being; That think that anything outside the norm is childish, and the only possible outcome is failure. There is no inbetween for them. An adult just deals with these things. Only children have imagination.
Fuck That. Find a way to be you. Use the system to be what you want. You don’t have to let it make you what it wants you to be. Anyone that tells you that, or to “grow up” can go eat a bowl of Frosted Dicks.
Listen. If you’ve got those fears about monotony, then here’s both a perspective that might help alleviate the fear, and the way to the ticket out:
im so pro-selfie like there are so many bigger problems in the world than girls who think theyre pretty
one of those problems is girls who dont think theyre pretty